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How often do I need breathing treatments for COPD spasms?

How often do I need breathing treatments for COPD spasms?

As often to get well: It depends on the severity. Either albuterol or xopenex (levalbuterol) is given every one, two or four hours until you are no longer short of breath. Other meds may be necessary including steroids, antibiotics and supplemental oxygen. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, otherwise known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus for most days three months out of the year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. COPD is commonly associated with smoking. ...Read more


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How often will I need a breathing treatment for COPD spasms?

How often will I need a breathing treatment for COPD spasms?

Treatment copd spasm: It all depends on what inhaled meds you are using.If you are using 12 hour inhalers which contain steroids and long term bronchodilaters and spirive by inhalation once a day, then you can use atrovent (ipratropium) and albuterol(duoneb) every 4 to 6 hours only as a rescue for the spasms if needed. ...Read more

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If i had a PTB and completed my treatment in 2008.I have difficulty in breathing could that be a COPD already?My PTB last for 3 yrs.My med is symbcort

If i had a PTB and completed my treatment in 2008.I have difficulty in breathing could that be a COPD already?My PTB last for 3 yrs.My med is symbcort

Probably more going : Is "ptb" short for pulmonary tuberculosis? While extensive TB could leave you with some shortness of breath, COPD is more typically associated with a long smoking history. Asthma could also be an issue. Symbocort is a good drug for either condition. ...Read more

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I was prescribed benzonatate just after a breathing treatment for copd chronic bronchitis. Is this safe for me?

I was prescribed benzonatate just after a breathing treatment for copd chronic bronchitis.  Is this safe for me?

RAD V COPD: YES IT IS: COPD TX has many layers :LONG ACTING INHALERS/SHORT ACTING INHALERS/benzoate/SINGULAIR. COPD is unusual in an non smoker under 50. Make sure they evaluate you for alpha1 antitrypsin deficiency /pulmonary hypertension/pulmonary fibrosis/sarcoidosis . You need a full exam labs CT of chest . PFTS with DLCO AND POTENTIALLY lung bronchoscopy with biopsy. By pulmonary consult. ...Read more

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Will breathing treatments cause a headache?

Will breathing treatments cause a headache?

Yes: If you are talking about albuterol nebulizer treatments for your asthma, then headache is among common central nervous system side effects of albuterol. More commonly, albuterol causes nervousness and tremor. ...Read more

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What are breathing treatments used for?

What are breathing treatments used for?

Breathing treatments: Hello. Breathing treatments are a way to deliver medications into restricted airways. With bronchial edema and inflammation commonly seen in asthma, an aerosolized nebulized albuterol solution will open constricted airways. Other medications can be delivered in this method also. It is the preferred method for children and those with an acute infection. ...Read more

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How are breathing treatments administered in the icu?

Vent or no vent: In the ICU breathing treatments are administered the same way as when a patient is on a hospital ward unless the patient is on a ventilator. When they are on the vent the treatment is administered through the mechanical tubing. ...Read more

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I think I have bronchitis, when I was younger I took breathing treatments. its worse now?

I think I have bronchitis, when I was younger I took breathing treatments. its worse now?

Mgt follow up: Childhood respiratory conditions may be related to chronic lung disease. More details can be provided during an appointment booked online at healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more

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How often can I give my 2 1/2 year old child albuteral breathing treatments?

How often can I give my 2 1/2 year old child albuteral breathing treatments?

Albuterol : Albuterol is known as a rescue drug and in a hospital setting it is sometimes given every 2-3 hours. At home give it every 4-6 hours and if you have to give it more often then call your pediatrician immediately. ...Read more

Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more